We offer two types of acupuncture at our clinic: traditional Chinese and dry needling

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

This treatment is only offered by our Registered Acupuncturist, Kathy. This form of acupuncture is effective at relieving pain from the muscles, joints, and nerves. It also has the benefit of helping other health conditions associated with the internal body and mental health. Kathy is also a certified Registered Massage Therapist and offers a combined traditional acupuncture with massage therapy treatment. Kathy is available for acupuncture treatments only at our Edmonton location.

Dry Needling Acupuncture

This treatment is only offered by our chiropractor, Dr. Kochmarski. This form of acupuncture is only used to help to reduce pain from the muscles, joints, and nerves. Its main focus is in helping to reduce muscle tension and helping to improve the range of motion of sore joints. Dr. Kochmarski also offers a dry needling combined chiropractic treatment. Dr. Kochmarski is available for chiropractic and dry needling treatments at both our Edmonton and St. Albert locations.


Are you nervous about your first treatment?

Both acupuncture and dry needling can be completed with minimal and pain and discomfort. Our private rooms have comfortable and warm tables where you can fully relax. Overall the entire process is very pleasant and it is common for people to fall asleep while resting with the needles. You will be provided with a buzzer before your practitioner leaves the room. This will allow you to notify your treating practitioner that you have a concern so that we can quickly come and help you. Once the treatment is completed you can expect to feel an immediate reduction in tension. Please expect to feel sore for roughly 24-48 hours after your treatment, this is very similar to the soreness felt after a deep tissue massage. Follow up treatments will be determined by your practitioner.

What conditions can acupuncture help with?

Both acupuncture and dry needling can help to reduce pain caused by back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, TMJ pain, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel, hip pain, knee pain, ankle sprains, sports injuries, and arthritis.

Traditional acupuncture has the added benefit of being able to help in other areas such as: sinuses, digestion, mental health, hormonal issues, fertility/induction, fibromyalgia, and tinnitus.

Insurance Coverage

If your extended health insurance covers acupuncture, a Registered Acupuncturist must provide the treatment in order for it to be approved. If you see a chiropractor for acupuncture it must be billed towards your chiropractic benefits. The insurer bases the coverage on the practitioner providing the care and not the specific treatment.